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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

San Antonio Animal Care Services now offering one-day doggy dates to help socialize shelter pups

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 3:35 PM

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You won’t mind if one of these blind dates ends in a wet, sloppy kiss.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, San Antonio’s Animal Care Services department is setting up daylong doggy dates with the Alamo City’s most eligible shelter-dwelling pups.

The organization last week brought back its "Shelter Paws" program, which lets volunteers provide a four-hour adventure to adoptable dogs in its care. The program aims to socialize the canines and give them a break from shelter life.

Volunteers can make an appointment to fetch their new puppy pal from one of the city shelters and spend a few hours at the park, a pet-friendly restaurant or even the volunteer’s home.

Doggy dates can take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with pick up between 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Volunteers will then be expected to drop their furry friends back off by 2 p.m.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver's license, along with a reliable vehicle.

A word for dog lovers with pups at home: the organization asks that volunteers not bring their current pets with them when retrieving their doggy date.

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